Articles | Volume 14, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 14, 3461–3469, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3461-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 3461–3469, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-3461-2017

Research article 21 Jul 2017

Research article | 21 Jul 2017

Growth responses of trees and understory plants to nitrogen fertilization in a subtropical forest in China

Di Tian et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Feb 2017) by Sönke Zaehle
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Apr 2017) by Sönke Zaehle
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (13 Jun 2017) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Di Tian on behalf of the Authors (15 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2017) by Sönke Zaehle
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Previous studies have mainly focused on the effects of N deposition on tree growth in temperate and tropical forests, however, the responses of different trees and understory plants in subtropical forests to N deposition remain unknown. We conducted a 3.4-year experimentally simulated N enrichment and found that small trees were hindered while medium and large trees were not significantly affected by N fertilization. Additionally, the growth of understories was suppressed by N fertilization.
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